The JP2 Foundation is hosting three concerts by the Papplewick School Choir, a boys’ day and boarding prep school in Ascot UK.
This is Papplewick Choir’s first overseas tour and the boys are very excited and pleased to be performing in Malta.
Membership of the chapel choir is keenly sought. The boys rehearse daily and lead Saturday Matins with a weekly anthem, supported by staff and parents. They also sing at school concerts and musicals. They have recently taken part in the Wellington College Choral Day and sang in a Royal School of Church Music Young Voices Festival. Many of the boys play instruments to a high standard and there is a long tradition of choristers gaining music scholarships.
Choir Director Chris Goodwin was organist and choirmaster at Ascot Parish Church and is much involved in local schools and musical theatre. He is now Director of Chapel Music at Papplewick and also Director of Music at St Andrew’s Parish Church, Sonning-on-Thames.
The Papplewick School Choir will be performing on Saturday 16th February 2019 at St. John of the Cross Parish Church Ta’ Xbiex starting at 7.15pm. This concert is in full collaboration with Ta’ Xbiex Local Council and the Discalced Carmelite Fairs. This event is part of the celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of the Parish Church.
The second concert will take place at the Transfiguration Parish Church in Hal-Lija on Sunday 17th February starting at 6.30pm. The concert is in full collaboration with Hal Lija Local Council and the Parish Church which this year is marking the centenary celebration of the Church. The third concert will be on Monday 18th February starting at 6.30pm. The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Pompeii in Marsaxlokk will be hosting this last concert.
The general public is invited to attend. Entrance to the concerts is free but donations will be welcome.